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Vancouver Opera Offstage – 010 – Canadian Visions with Michael Hidetoshi Mori and Marion Newman

PODCAST | Vancouver Opera Offstage
Canadian Visions with Tapestry Opera’s Michael Hidetoshi Mori
and First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman of Amplified Opera

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July 1, 2020

In this very special July 1st episode, Les is joined by co-host Colleen Maybin, Vancouver Opera’s Director of Learning and Engagement. With international focus turning a critical eye on systemic racial injustice, this Canada Day will be a day of reflection for many. Guests Michael Hidetoshi Mori and Marion Newman join us for a discussion about cultural representation in opera and the directions that the art form can take to better reflect the experiences of Canada’s cultural mosaic. Michael is the general director of Tapestry Opera, which in May of 2019 produced the world-premiere of Shanawdithit, a landmark Canadian-Indigenous opera by Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan. Starring in the title role of Shanawdithit, was Marion Newman, who is a Canadian mezzo-soprano of Kwagiulth and Stó:lo First Nations, English, Irish, and Scottish roots, and a co-founder of Amplified Opera. Marion also sang in Vancouver Opera’s 2013 First Nations inspired production of The Magic Flute, as well as Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver’s 2017 and 2019 collaboration of Missing.

  • Colleen Maybin
    Colleen Maybin, Director of Learning and Engagement, Vancouver Opera
  • Michael Hidetoshi Mori
    Michael Hidetoshi Mori, General Director of Tapestry Opera
  • Marion Newman
    Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano / Amplified Opera (Photo by Howard J Davis)
  • Vancouver Opera Offstage: Canadian Visions with Tapestry Opera's Michael Mori and First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman
    Marion Newman in Tapestry Opera’s Shanawdithit (2019)

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Shanawdithit (2019)

Missing (2017 & 2019)

The Magic Flute (2013)

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